Slim Jimmy is one half of the popular rap duo Rae Sremmurd, the other half is Swae Lee, his younger brother. After attracting attention in their hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, they became famous in 2014 thanks to their single No Flex Zone, which became a smash hit and caught the attention of established rappers like Nicki Minaj and Pusha T.
The brothers have achieved great success with their music. In 2016 they received the BET Best Group Award and the following year their hit single “Black Beatles” (ft Gucci Mane) won a Billboard Music Award for Top Collaboration.
While continuing to release music and perform as a duo, the brothers began a solo career in early 2018. It was announced that Slim Jimmy’s solo album would be entitled “Uncle Jxm”.
Slim Jimmy Biography (Age, Parents And Other Background Information)
Slim Jimmy, also written as Slim Jxmmy, was born as Aaquil Iben Shamon Brown on December 29, 1991, in Inglewood, California. His younger brother Swae Lee was born on June 7, 1995, as Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown. They have an older brother named Michael.
A few years after Swae Lee was born, the father left the family and left the mother Bernadette Walker to the sole care of the boys. Walker worked for the US Army and as a result, the family had to move around a lot.
From California, they lived in Mississippi and then in Maryland before settling in Texas. By the time they were in Texas, Jimmy and his brother were in middle school and had already developed a passion for music.
Soon they returned to Mississippi where their mother’s lover, who became husband Floyd Sullivan, lived. During this time, their mother had left the army. The boys grew up mainly in the infamous Ida Street housing projects in Tupelo, Mississippi.
To support the family, her stepfather Floyd Sullivan sold drugs. He later had a child, Floyd Jr. Sullivan, with the mother.
Slim Jimmy and his brother developed their music as they grew up. First, they became part of the trio “Dem Outta St8 Boyz” which they formed by bringing their friend Jemiah Middlebrooks.
To finance their passion for music, Jimmy and his brother took on a number of odd jobs. After the father figure ceased to exist in their lives because he had separated from their mother, Jimmy and his brother became frivolous with the school and turned their entire attention to music.
This led to them staying late at night, which was not well received by their mother. After countless warnings, Bernadette Walker threw her two sons out of the house. She was left to live in an abandoned building with a friend of her stepfather.
With their mother out of the way, Slim Jimmy and his brother honed their musical skills and released the song “Party Animal”, which made them local stars. Afterward, they successfully auditioned for the 106 & Park song “Wild Out Wednesday”.
However, it took until 2013 for Jimmy and his brother to succeed with their music. It all started after a friend P-Nazty introduced them to Mike Will Made-It, who would sign them to his record label Ear Drummers, an imprint of Interscope. Slim Jimmy and his brother then took the name Rae Sremmurd, which is a half-card of Ear Drummers.
Their first official single, “No Flex Zone” was a hit, and the brothers have since proved time and again that they are far from being one-hit wonders.
Slim and his brother have come a long way. From growing up without a father to their mother’s expulsion and living in abandoned buildings, they have not had it easy.
Today the brothers can only look back on their hard days because they are far behind them. They have seen a number of their singles go platinum, including “No Type”, “No Flex Zone” and “Swang”.
They have also given several sold-out concerts, which is what they do for a living. As a team, their net worth was estimated at $3 million, bringing Slim Jimmy’s to $1.5 million.
Slim Jimmy has never really been open to the media he dates, which raised a lot of eyebrows when he announced on Twitter in September 2017 that he was expecting a baby.
He simply wrote “I have a baby on the way” and gave no details about who the mother is or when the baby is due to arrive.
One Twitter user quickly responded with an old photo of Slim wearing a T-shirt saying “I WEAR CONDOMS”. What happened to this one time?
I have a child on the way
— Jxm (@Jxmmi) September 22, 2017
According to our research, Slim Jimmy is not the best material for friends. In his 2016 interview with Dish Nation, he revealed that his favorite way to break up with a girl was through lyrics.
Height: 1.75 m (1.75 ft 8 inches)